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Zoro The Drummer


The Minister of Groove

Zoro is an internationally renowned rock star, motivational speaker, author and the definition of a man who marches to the beat of a different drum.

As one of the world’s most respected musicians, Zoro has sat on the drummer’s throne commanding some of the most famous stages in the world of rock and R&B music. Z (as he is known to friends) has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz; Bobby Brown; Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons; The New Edition; Jody Watley; Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire; Angie Stone; Vanessa Paradis; Sean Lennon; Lisa Marie Presley; Tommy Walker; Lincoln Brewster; Phil Keaggy; Barlow Girl; and many others.

Throughout his career, Zoro consistently has been voted the No. 1 R&B drummer and clinician by premier music industry publications such as Modern Drummer, Drum!, and Rhythm Magazine.

Z has authored the Modern Drummer No. 1 award-winning and best-selling book and DVD series The Commandments of R&B Drumming, The Commandments of Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming and The Commandments of The Half-Time Shuffle (Alfred Publishing). His books are listed in the Modern Drummer Top 25 Drums Books Of All Time.

As author of the critically acclaimed book, The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking For Success, Zoro has equipped countless people with the tools needed to excel and succeed.


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"The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle" now available

The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle is the first book dedicated exclusively to learning about and playing the half-time shuffle. Complete with historical analysis and overviews of the lineage of the style, the book will equip drummers with all of the necessary tools needed to conquer one of the most beloved, yet mystifying, grooves in drumming history.

The book features photos, album cover art, motivational quotes, recommended listening, as well as transcriptions of the most definitive half-time shuffle grooves. Gain insight and wisdom from Zoro, one of the legendary masters of R&B drumming, and master the language of the triplet---the foundation of all shuffles. The Commandments of the Half-Time Shuffle is highly innovative, informative, inspirational, and is sure to be a classic!

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The Big Gig book cover"The Big Gig - Big Picture Thinking For Success" now available

The Big Gig is an intriguing and comprehensive insider’s guide for independent musicians who want to break into the highly competitive music industry. And it's much more!

The Big Gig provides a template for success – for everyone, regardless of career – by covering the vocational, personal and spiritual aspects of achievement. With more than 400 motivational quotes, The Big Gig is certain to awaken the dreamer in all of us and help lead the way to purposeful living and personal fulfillment.

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